LOCALS IN THE NFL
NFL Draft Analyst Gives Pro Comps For Local Prospects
SALT LAKE CITY – An NFL Draft analyst assigned player comparisons of professional athletes to the prospects with ties to the state of Utah.
NBC Sports‘ Thor Nystrom listed comps for many of the future NFL players from this year’s draft class, including local players.
The NFL Draft takes place in Las Vegas from April 28-30.
Comps for Local Players in the 2022 NFL Draft
Multiple players from local universities and high schools are expected to hear their names called throughout the 2022 NFL Draft.
I present the 2022 Thor500!
My 500-player #NFLDraft BIG board with 500 comps.
Christmas comes but once a year, my friends. Share the joy!
— Thor Nystrom (@thorku) April 26, 2022
Some of the players drafted or signed as free agents are listed below with their comp from Nystrom:
Former Utah Utes
- Devin Lloyd
- Comp – Darius Leonard (Indianapolis Colts)
The #Pac12FCG MVP came in CLUTCH. 👏
Devin Lloyd was unleashed as @Utah_Football clinched its first-ever #Pac12FCG title. His pick-6 is our clear choice as the Catch of the Week.#GoUtes | @PacificSeafood | #Pac12FB pic.twitter.com/WzA3AbpSYd
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) December 9, 2021
- Nephi Sewell
- Comp – Shaun Bradley (Philadelphia Eagles)
- Britain Covey
- Comp – Braxton Berrios (New York Jets)
- Bam Olaseni
- Comp – Lucas Niang (Kansas City Chiefs)
- TJ Pledger
- Comp – Lavon Coleman (Formerly of the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, and Houston Texans)
- Nick Ford
- Comp – Cesar Ruiz (New Orleans Saints)
- Mika Tafua
- Comp – Malcolm Koonce (Las Vegas Raiders)
Former BYU Cougars
- Tyler Allgeier
- Comp – Alex Collins (Formely of the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens)
Tyler Allgeier was a MONSTER for BYU
and 9.3 YPChttps://t.co/guwyEp2nDg pic.twitter.com/y1PRWAwbdR
— Matthew L Glade (@matthewLksl) October 2, 2021
- James Empey
- Comp – Greg Mancz (Buffalo Bills)
- Neil Pau’u
- Comp – Sage Surratt (USFL’s Birmingham Stallions)
Former Utah State Aggies
- Deven Thompkins
- Comp – Brandon Banks (CFL’s Toronto Argonauts)
Deven Thompkins continues to be good. pic.twitter.com/2HOZ0KTy1M
— Matthew L Glade (@matthewLksl) November 6, 2021
- Savon Scarver
- Comp – John Capel (Former track & field star, played college football at Florida)
Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds
- Braxton Jones
- Comp – Matt Peart (New York Giants)
The @seniorbowl is looking live at @ASUFootball vs @SUUFB_. If there was a prop bet for highest drafted sub-FBS prospect the betting favorite would be Southern Utah LT Braxton Jones. No telling how high @braxtonjones742 could go by April.#TheDraftStartsInMOBILE™️ #BestoftheBest pic.twitter.com/a5S2OlPXzP
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) September 3, 2021
Former High School Standouts
- Jaylen Warren (East High)
- Comp – Jerick McKinnon (Formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, and Kansas City Chiefs)
Jaylen Warren is a man on a mission tonight 🔥
He picks up his second TD of the first half for @CowboyFB pic.twitter.com/fmuV9ST9OJ
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 14, 2021
2022 NFL Draft
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Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).
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